Communities and Families
Early Years Practitioner
Dalry Primary School & Nursery
Salary: £22,129 - £26,393 (Pro-rata for sessional 39 weeks)
Hours: 36 per week, 39 weeks per year (working pattern to be discussed).
Dalry Primary School & Nursey is a diverse and multicultural primary school & nursery in the city centre of Edinburgh, housed in a beautiful Victorian building. Around 70% of our children have English as an additional language, and we currently have 28 different languages spoken by our pupils and families who are from many different countries around the world. This rich cultural mix makes our school unique. There is a very strong inclusive ethos at Dalry and we are well supported by a very wide range of partnership services and agencies, which enhance the work, and wider life of the school & nursery. Our nursery is currently delivering 1140 hours and our capacity is 64 pupils. The school roll is just over 300 including nursery.
We are looking for an Early Years Practitioner (EYP) to join our enthusiastic and committed team, and to be part of our very positive and nurturing environment. The successful candidate will work collaboratively as a member of the wider early years team and will focus on transition and play pedagogy from Nursery to Primary 1. Accordingly, a significant part of the role will be based in the early years classes within the school.
The EYP will; provide a service compatible with good practice in the education and care of children and young people within the policies and systems laid down by the Council and Education Department and the Care Commission; work as an effective member of a Multi-Disciplinary Team promoting a stimulating environment which balances education and care for children and young people; meet children's individual needs and those of their families, enabling each individual to achieve their potential; contribute to programmes of work for children with additional support needs; create a supportive and caring ethos in which individual children and young people are encouraged and supported to develop self-esteem, self-confidence and respect for others; provide an appropriately challenging and stimulating educational environment where individual children and young people are encouraged to reach their full potential. The principles of the Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) programme will underpin the post holder's work e.g. putting the child at the centre; keeping the child safe; taking the whole child approach.
The EYP must hold either SNNB/HNC Child Care and Education or SVQ 3 Social Services, Children and Young People.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.
You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) in the category of Practitioner and adhere to the codes of practice set out by SSSC.
We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.
Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range. For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.
For further information about the school, please visit our website: https://dalryprimaryschool.com/